This morning I woke to find

My skeleton had left

Climbed out of my body

Through an open window

And out into the world.

I closed my eyes and discovered

I could see

Through the black sockets

Of my lost skull

As my skeleton roamed the streets

Clattering into dustbins

Tripping over loose paving stones

Staring into windows

As strangers slept

And finally, sitting alone

On a bench

Overlooking the expanse

The waking lights

As the city came to life

My skeleton began to crumble

Bone by bone, dust into air

With no-one to witness the end

I became nothing.



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